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Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005)

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A lone street racer must use his talents to rise to the top of the Blacklist, comprised of the 15 most elite drivers in the city of Rockport.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Dzenkiw ... Ronnie (voice)
Josie Maran ... Mia (voice)
Dean McKenzie Dean McKenzie ... Sergeant Cross (voice) (as Dean M. McKenzie)
Derek Hamilton ... Razor (voice)
Kevan Ohtsji ... Toru (voice) (as Kevin Ohstji)
Simone Bailly ... Female Officer (voice)
Jagua Arneja Jagua Arneja ... Additional Voices (voice)
Corin Hanson Corin Hanson ... Additional Voices (voice)
Rebecca Hastings Rebecca Hastings ... Additional Voices (voice)
Aleks Holtz Aleks Holtz ... Additional Voices (voice)
Kari Lakomski Kari Lakomski ... Additional Voices (voice)
Derek McIver Derek McIver ... Additional Voices (voice)
Alfa Ming Alfa Ming ... Additional Voices (voice)
Gina Nguyen Gina Nguyen ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Kaze)
Miguel Preysler Miguel Preysler ... Additional Voices (voice)
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Storyline

The city of Rockport's league of illegal street racers is dominated by the Blacklist, a highly skilled group comprised of the 15 best drivers in the city. A new arrival to the Rockport racing scene loses his car in a rigged race with Razor, #15 on the Blacklist. After a close call with Sergeant Cross of the Rockport Police Department, the challenger must fight his way through the ranks of the Blacklist to reach Razor, who has since used the challenger's original car to reach the top of the Blacklist. Written by rball4042

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Official Sites:

EA Games [United States]

Country:

Canada

Release Date:

November 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Need for Speed: Most Wanted See more »

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Electronic Arts See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Near the end of the game, when Sergeant Cross is ordering his partner to get everyone after the player character, the scene is reminiscent of Gary Oldman in Leon: the Professional See more »

Goofs

In the cut scene where Mia shows the player how to use the Rap Sheet, the device she's holding changes position between shots. See more »

Quotes

Razor: [BMW M3 GTR gets towed away because Razor, Ronnie and Toru messed with your ride] Thank you for the ride. I knew you weren't blacklist material.
Mia: What happened?
Toru: What happened was, he was all show and no go.
[They all laugh]
Razor: Hey Mia, sweetheart. Winner's circle is over here.
JV (Blacklist #4): [On the phone, listening to other Blacklist racers, exclaims:] Cops! Cops! Cops!
Razor: [They all get into cars, except the player. Razor pulls up in his Ford Mustang GT] Bus stop's that way, champ.
Sgt Cross: [Cross pulls up] The UC knew you were ...
[...]
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Connections

Followed by Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Tao Of The Machine (Scott Humphrey's Remix)
Written by BT
Performed by The Roots and BT
Remix by Scott Humphrey
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Need for Speed Most Wanted: Unexpected brilliance
20 February 2019 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Racing games aren't really my thing, unless they fall under the gimmicky umbrella such as Mario Kart or other battle style car games. For this reason I've never liked the Need for Speed games, to me they're just chavvy generic games where wannabe racer boys can customize their car to look as trashy as possible complete with ridiculous spoiler.

I ended up getting Most Wanted and I don't even remember quite why and being frankly blown away. Fine, put aside the street racing "Isn't it cool to be a criminal" childishness and all the customization (Which actually I enjoyed to an extent) and you've got the police evasion addition and I really quite liked it.

Generic racing is a plenty sure, but it looked good for its time and had a killer soundtrack. These types of games usually have nothing but moronic dance "Music" sided with rap but here there was lots of rock/metal including Bullet For My Valentine and Static X.

So racing around this impressive city, with those tracks blasting and the adrenaline of evading the army of police cars behind me while at the same time dodging sets of spikes tossed across my path?! Great stuff.

Truth be told there hasn't been another Need For Speed game I've enjoyed since, not even the reboot of this very title from 2012. But we'll always have this wonderful little gem.

The Good:

Great soundtrack

Looks great

Police evasion is a lot of fun

The Bad:

Still just a Need For Speed game at its core

I feel chavvy just playing it


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